Have you ever wondered what it would cost to keep your stores cooler 24/7 during the summer months? Recently the face covering requirements and heat waves across the country helped Rachael Ruelas, Manager of Energy and Sustainability at PetSmart find out, and now you can hear the answer.
Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog
For some companies, commercial refrigeration units can constitute more than 50% of their total overall energy bills. Since commercial refrigeration units consume enormous amounts of energy, finding ways to reduce the overall energy blueprint of these units is critical for facility managers looking to reduce their overall energy footprint — especially for managers handling multiple facilities.
Sustainability, facility, and energy managers are constantly seeking ways to bring down energy costs and usage. And often, they are missing an overview of how Adaptive Energy Management (AEM) can help them do just that. Use our new Adaptive Energy Management Guide to learn the basics and applications of AEM.
Buildings heat up excessively when their occupied and unoccupied summer setpoints are set too high, beyond 70-74 degrees Fahrenheit occupied, 74-78 (max) unoccupied. Usually setpoints are set too high because the building manager is trying to save energy. Typically, they set the thermostat to a higher temperature for cooling, such that the system is generally off during these periods.
For most building and facility managers, maintaining comfort and reducing energy and capital equipment costs is high on their list of priorities. Achieving this involves identifying and resolving equipment issues that can negatively impact building efficiency, thus reducing comfort, increasing operating costs and capital expenditure.